Powell, OH, United States | Member Since 2010
I did not know what to expect from this monster book, as I just dove in without any background! It is an amazing feat of fiction, and the performances by the various artists are amazing!
I love exploring new authors and this is my first experience with Haruki Murakami--could not be more impressed!
The sci-fi overtures are limited, as this book is more about human beings and what drives them. The older I get, the more I can relate to many of these complex human themes.
Do not doubt the value of this purchase for a second! Excellent Book!
The wonder of this book is that most of us intimately understand the subject matter, and Follet does a wonderful job of creating the emotion and devastation associated with this tumultuous era in World History.
He seamlessly weaves the characters together in a believable and dignified way. The comparisons of cultures and the representative actors is achieved in a subtle and believable manner. I could not be more impressed with his point of view on what it would have been like to witness some of the 20th Century's most notable events.
I highly recommend this book, as it is exactly what an audio book should be: entertaining, representative of a unique point of view, and enjoyable!
This book is one of those wonderful surprises that highlight the true genius of the human imagination. The concept is simple, and the writing is excellent. Ken Grimwood's insight into the future world from the point of view of 1986 is stunning--Muslim Extremism! He is able to effectively present the excitement and emotion of being stuck in a perpetual 25 year time loop. It really is about second, and third, and fourth chances etc. What would you do differently if you were able to re-live your vulnerable and naive early twenties until 43?
I cannot speak highly enough of this book, and wish Mr. Grimwood would have kept his theme going longer.
Take a Kaplan Course, as this thing was a colossal waste of time. They ramble on and one without really any great insight into how to tackle the many challenges present in the LSAT!
This book traces the adventures of one greatly flawed man whom finds redemption and peace in a loyalty born of a new world!
I cannot speak highly enough of this novel, and I wish that it would have just kept going on and on.
I can hear the sounds of the busy streets, and the friendships could not be more convincing!
Hats off to Mr. Roberts and Mr. Bower as both have combined to create a wonderful epic masterpiece!!!
I found this book painful! I hated everything about it. I for the life of me cannot figure out all the hype. This book basically is a gigantic Penthouse Letters, with very little interesting plot! I wasted my money, and cannot believe that people actually like this nonsense.
I have never been so disappointed in a book, as it started out ok. Oh, and the narrator stinks too. I am less intelligent as a result of this book!
Orhan Pamuk masterfully illustrates the fate of one whom misses his last chance for love. This tragedy is set in a polarized political and religious climate, that lends excitement and illumination to the underlying character analysis.
The book is not one you can turn up to 3x speed and breeze through. I struggled a little with some of the themes, but at the end of the day I really enjoyed this unique world presented in Snow. The story twists and turns and finds truth along the way!
You will not find any tremendous insights with Nicole Wallace's version of a female presidency under-pressure. The scandals are believable, the action exciting, and the story bubble-gum enough to be quite satisfying.
This book is light and easy, and the plot is fast paced and well developed. This book is good satirical fiction, and I enjoyed it beyond my expectations.
There are plenty of great plot twists, and the ending is not so obvious at first.
Crank it up to 3x as the writing is not dense at all.
John Scalzi's version is a wonderfully simple book with plenty of excitement and the classic moral dilemma of doing the right thing for others versus the right thing for one's bank account. In the midst of this far off court room drama find a disgruntled girlfriend, a likable cat like humanoid, and a Han Solo type who stands to gain a huge fortune by selling out.
This story is fun, and it made me feel good. I think the technology is believable: it does not sound so far fetched, and perhaps one day our ancestors will struggle with some of the questions this book poses. There is a little bit for everyone here.
Crank it up to 3x's as it is easy listening.
Adam Goodheart does an excellent job of making you feel like you are there, right beside the other participants, in this incredibly immense and polarized year of 1861 in the United States.
I could not be more impressed with the attention to detail, as Goodheart's ability to craft scenes allows the emotions of the moment to transfer to the reader some 150 year later. Literally, I got "goose-bumps" during certain exchanges between President Lincoln and his detractors. It could not be more amazing his foresight against the backdrop of history.
I highly recommend this book, and I am certain you will realize there is much you don't know about the events that led to the Civil War. In addition, I promise a change in perspective on both this era in history and the people involved.
I find this book is best at 2x speed.
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